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Lycaeus

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Lycaeus a.k.a. Mount Lykaion is a mountain in Arcadia, Greece. Lykaion has two peaks: Stefani to the north and St. Ilias to the south where the altar of Zeus is located. The northern peak is higher than the southern. Mount Lykaion was sacred to Zeus Lykaios, who was said to have been born and brought up on it, and was the home of Pelasgus and his son Lycaon, who were said to have founded the ritual of Zeus practiced on its summit. This seems to have involved a human sacrifice and a feast in which the man who received the portion of a human victim was changed to a wolf, as Lycaon had been after sacrificing a child. The altar of Zeus consists of a great mound of ashes with a retaining wall. It was said that no shadows fell within the precincts and that any who entered it died within the year. The sanctuary of Zeus played host to athletic games held every four years, the Lykaia.

Phrases with Lycaeus

  1. Euselasia Lycaeus
  2. Species Euselasia Lycaeus

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Google previewHandbook for Travellers in Greece (1854)

Describing the Ionian Islands, the Kingdom of Greece, the Islands of the Ægean Sea, with Albania, Thessaly, and Macedonia by John Murray (Firm)

— Mount Lycaeus is a conspicuous object from this little village. Close by is the site of Megalopolis, founded by Epaminondas after the battle of Leuctra, B.C. 371, to act, like Messene, as a check to Sparta. Megalopolis became the seat ...

Google previewPublii Virgilii Maronis Georgicorum Libri Quatuor. The Georgicks of Virgil (1755)

With an English Translation and Notes by Virgil, John Martyn

Lycaeus is a mountain of ...

Google previewP. V. M. Georgicon Lib. III. et IV. ... With English explanatory notes ... By D. B. Hickie, etc (1843)

by Virgil, D. B. HICKIE

Lycaeus is a mountain of Arcadia, ...

Google previewBell's New Pantheon; Or Historical Dictionary of the Gods, Demi-gods, Heroes ... (1790)

LYCAEUS, the same with ...

Google previewA Classical Dictionary (1839)

Containing a Copious Account of All Proper Names Mentioned in Ancient Authors, with the Value of Coins, Weights, and Measures Used Among the Greeks and Romans, and a Chronological Table by John Lemprière

LYCAEUS, a mountain of Arcadia, sacred to Jupiter, where a temple was built in honor of the god, by Lycaon, the son of Pelasgus. It was also sacred to Pan, whose festivals, called Lycaea, were celebrated there. Virg. G. 1. v. 16. AEn. 8. v. 343.

Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1915)

by Frank Moore Colby, Talcott Williams

The transformation story is evidently due to etymologizing, by which AxxAar was connected with \VKOS, a wolf, but it seems probable that human sacrifices were long offered to Zeus Lycaeus on the top of the mountain. The exact relation of ...

Google previewA Classical Dictionary ... A new edition, revised and considerably enlarged, by the Rev. T. Smith (1839)

LYCAEUS, a mountain of Arcadia, sacred to Jupiter, where a temple was built in honor of the god, by Lycaon, the son of Pelasgus. It was also sacred to Pan, whose festivals, called Lycaea, were celebrated there. Virg. G. 1. v. 16. An. 8. v. 343.

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